My little neighbor Sarah is turning thirteen on August 23. That is a big milestone, becoming a teenager. I wanted to create a cute shaker card to wish her a happy day. I started with this cute image from La-La Land Crafts call Heart Bubbles Marci. Sarah’s favorite color is mint green/soft turquoise and so that is the color scheme I used.
This is a digital image that I printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using the Silhouette Cameo Software with registration marks. This allows me to cut around the image so that I don’t have to fussy cut the image myself. Saves a lot of time.
I colored the image with Copic Markers (listed below). Once it was die cut I traced around it on the paper side of some Darice Sticky Back Foam and fussy cut it smaller to fit behind the image. I find this is the fastest way to add dimension to a die cut image.
I raided my stash of cardstock to find a pretty green hued turquoise for the cardbase. I die cut the frame from some Neena cardstock using the Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangle and added some acetate to the back. Next I added double thickness 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the edges to create the shaker.
I placed the shaker frame and the focal image on the cardbase to determine where to stamp the sentiment, which is from My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings. I did a little stamp surgery so it would only say “a little Birthday Wish,” stamped it with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.
I then added the shaker elements to the center of the cardbase. I used Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool Sequins, Martha Stewarts Confetti Hearts and Stars, and Beader Paradise Rose. I then carefully placed the shaker frame onto the cardbase. I probably added a little too much to the inside, if you’re not careful it covers the sentiment, but it is fun to shake.
I added the focal image to the font of the card using my ATG Glue Gun and the card was done.
- La-La Land Crafts Heart Bubbles Marci
- My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
- Copic Markers: BG10, B000, B0000; BG15, BG13, BG11; E11, E00, E000, R20; RV13, Rv21, RV10; E11, E00, E000, R20; E55, E53, E51, E50
- Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool Sequins
- Martha Stewarts Confetti Hearts and Stars
- Beader Paradise Rose
- My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
- Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangle
- 3M ½” Foam Tape
- Darice Sticky Back Foam
- VersaMark Ink
- Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
- Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
- Mint Cardstock from Scraps
- ATG Glue Gun
- Acetate from Scraps